Employment

Interested in working with the Keith Group?

Opportunities for Graduate Students
Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows
Opportunities for Early- and Mid-Career Professionals

Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Keith group works on the science, technology and policy of solar geoengineering—the idea that humanity might deliberately increase the planets reflectivity, perhaps by adding aerosols to the stratosphere—to reduce the risk of climate change. If it works at all, it’s a supplement to cutting emissions not a substitute. The Keith Group is growing fast and is about to launch inter-faculty effort on solar geoengineering. There is a lot of interesting work that would be suitable for physics students from experimental work on designer particles and the development of a stratospheric balloon experiment, to climate modeling with feedback control and more. We are looking for grad-students to collaborate in projects or join the group. To learn more, please email Lizzie Burns at eburns [at] g.harvard.edu. To apply, please email Lizzie and include a CV, cover letter, and reference letter from a faculty member or other sponsor.

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Keith Group is a fast-growing team of researchers working at the intersection of climate science and technology with a focus on the science and public policy of solar geoengineering. The work spans everything from detailed climate modeling looking at sea-level impacts and hurricane intensity, to lab experiments testing the chemical properties of innovative compounds, to social science experiments on the interaction of solar geoengineering and carbon mitigation. See the group’s publications or learn more about David. The Keith Group is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to join the group. To learn more, please email Lizzie Burns at eburns [at] g.harvard.edu. To apply, please email Lizzie and include a CV, cover letter, and reference letter from a faculty member or other sponsor.

Opportunities for Early- and Mid-Career Professionals

The Keith group works on the science, technology and policy of solar geoengineering—the idea that humanity might deliberately increase the planets reflectivity, perhaps by adding aerosols to the stratosphere—to reduce the risk of climate change. If it works at all, it’s a supplement to cutting emissions not a substitute. To many, the largest challenge for solar geoengineering is not the technology itself, but rather the governance of its testing and possible deployment in a divided, multipolar world. For example: What should the temperature of the Earth be? Who gets to decide? How might different countries cooperate to manage an effort to engineer the global climate, including managing the possibility of harmful and unintended consequences? How does mere talk of solar geoengineering interact with mitigation efforts? The list goes on.

If you are interested in supporting the Keith Group’s social science research, consider applying to the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship. The fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a living stipend, and a comprehensive co-curricular program for up to five admitted degree candidates for the full course of study at the Harvard Kennedy School (one or two years). Students from joint or concurrent degree programs offered by the school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline to the Harvard Kennedy School is 1 December 2016; the application deadline to the Louis Bacon Environmental Fellowship is 24 February 2017. Please email Lizzie Burns at eburns [at] g.harvard.edu to learn about how the fellowship might enable you to engage in the Keith Group’s work.